December 4, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 29

Stories from the December 4, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

“Cutting to the chase: the circumcision stigma”

At the onset of her fourth year in college, Eve has learned quite a few things about sex. Eve, The Hatchet’s anonymous sex columnist, will share her observations and (sometimes dirty) thoughts about sex at GW with the population that fuels her fire. Editor’s note: names have been changed to protect the naughty. It’s easy […]

Staff Editorial: Understanding the GW culture

This is the third part in an ongoing series intended to promote conversation and debate about GW’s presidential search. This University is hardly an isolated island of scholarly pursuit – an important fact for GW’s incoming president, whomever that might be, to understand. GW is physically intersected by the streets of D.C. and culturally penetrated […]

Videoconferences on AIDS connect students across globe

While rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges visited GW and rallies took place at the White House, some students spent part of World AIDS Day participating in a videoconference with peers and experts all over the world. Two of three videoconferences held worldwide had conference sites located in D.C. – one conference took place in the morning […]

Diabetes research, NASA style

While the phrase “NASA technology” may bring to mind images of space shuttles and intergalactic gadgets, one GW professor has modified the same technology used for surveying outer space in hopes of getting closer to curing diabetes. Murray Loew, GW’s director of the biomedical engineering program, is working along with diabetes expert and Cornell University […]

D.C. Zoning Commission to decide on Campus Plan in January 2007

After scheduling two extra hearings on GW’s 20-year Campus Plan, the Zoning Commission conducted the application’s final hearing Thursday and expects a decision early next year. The 20-year Campus Plan asks for increased floor space at the center of campus in exchange for removing GW property on the edges of campus from possible construction sites. […]

A funny past-time

Not only does GW alumnus Mike Rhode read comics, he studies them, researches them, even blogs about them. And he does it all for free. Rhode is a co-author of the Comics Research Bibliography, editor of exhibition and media reviews for the International Journal of Comic Art, a contributing writer for Hogan’s Alley, a magazine […]

2007 graduates to enter larger job market

Students graduating from GW this year can expect more job opportunities than the class of 2006, a report recently found. Companies are hiring more college graduates because of a stronger economy, according to a survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. It found that employers expect to hire 17.4 percent more new […]

Saving some from slavery

Jennifer Munoz doesn’t need someone to tell her that human trafficking is a global problem that can happen in the United States. To Munoz, it hits home. Two months ago a 35-year-old football coach was indicted for pimping a 14-year-old girl at a Bowie, Md., high school, just 20 minutes from the high school where […]

WEB EXTRA: Students work with charity to help more people enjoy the holidays

With increasing hunger in the D.C. area, students are reaching out to help more people enjoy the holidays this season. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual report on food insecurity, more District residents are struggling to find enough food for their households than in previous years. From 2003 to 2005, about 11 percent […]